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Highlights - Foley makes history for Tahs

By Peter Thompson
Bernard Foley. (Photo / Getty Images)

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Bernard Foley became the youngest Australian to score 800 Super Rugby points as the Waratahs beat the Brumbies 24-17, while Robert Du Preez inspired the Sharks to a high-scoring victory over the Blues on Saturday.

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It proved to be a disappointing night for David Pocock, who went head-to-head with Australia team-mate Michael Hooper in his 100th Super Rugby appearance on his return from a 12-month sabbatical.

Foley had an evening to remember, though, the Wallabies fly-half reaching the 800 landmark with his fourth penalty of the game as the Waratahs recorded back-to-back wins – and only their fourth in Canberra.

The Waratahs suffered an early blow when Israel Folau sustained a suspected hamstring injury, but they led 13-11 at the break, with Taqele Naiyaravoro going over just before the interval after Lausii Taliauli got on the end of a clever kick from Wharenui Hawera to score the only Brumbies try.

Naiyaravoro touched down in the corner to complete a double just after the interval and although Hawera slotted over his third penalty soon after, the Brumbies made too many mistakes and were starved of possession.

Foley had a mixed night from the tee but was on target with another two penalties either side of Hawera’s fourth and the Waratahs defended resolutely to claim the Dan Vickerman Cup.

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